Linux for Human BeingsUbuntu Linux 7.10 has been released, and it looks very nice. With each release, it just keeps getting better and easier to use. Ordinary computer users will have no problem getting used to it - the menus and icons are clear and well-organized; however, installation should still be performed by someone who knows Linux.
Really, if you are tired of Windows authentication crap, viruses, and spyware, and want to try something new and exciting, give Linux a whirl. Even though it's currently on only about 1% of desktop computers, I think the day may come when a wave of Linux adoptions inundates Microsoft Windows like a tsunami, through the power of open source software.